India’s first privately made rocket will be launched by ISRO today

India’s first privately developed rocket, the Vikram-S, is scheduled to launch today.

This location will serve as the launch site for the nation’s first privately built rocket, whose name honours Vikram Sarabhai, the pioneer of India’s space programme.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) would launch Vikram-S from this spaceport, which is located around 115 kilometres from Chennai. The mission’s name, “Prarambh,” stands for a fresh beginning (the beginning).


Today’s event, created by four-year-old startup Skyroot Aerospace, is the first incursion by the private sector into the launch vehicle market since the space market became available to private companies in 2020.

After being launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, the 6-meter-tall Vikram-S will soar with two domestic payloads and one from a foreign customer to an altitude of about 81 km.